The Tariffs and Principles Division is responsible for all matters relating to tariffs and prices, the licensing of service providers, quality assurance, data management and statistics in connection with compulsory health insurance.
As part of the Health and Accident Insurance Directorate, the division evaluates tariff agreements between care providers and insurers before approval by the Federal Council, and drafts the provisions of ordinances enabling the federal government to exercise its powers and responsibilities in relation to tariffs and prices. It also acts as a specialist arbiter before the Federal Administrative Court, particularly in appeal proceedings relating to cantonal tariff and planning decisions. In addition to this the division devises the principles and instruments used by the federal authorities to assure the quality of the services and benefits provided under health insurance, as well as shaping the health insurance system by way of of amendments to the law and ordinances governing the area of benefits outlined above. The division also processes data on health insurance, publishing diverse related statistics and performance indicators.
Head of Tariffs and Principles Division
Last modification 16.03.2021